Education & Events Coordinator

  • Hometown: San Francisco, CA 
  • Current Residence: Portland, OR  
  • Been at SCRAP since: Sept 2021
  • SCRAP expertise: Hand lettering cool fonts on signs, creating marvelous displays, tripping over boxes behind the register, running to find one more specific item that I’m convinced will be the perfect finishing touch for your project
  • Favorite store items: Miniatures, vintage cards and collage material, ornate little statues, stickers 
  • Favorite creative reuse project: incorporating stickers into drawings, zine-making
  • What they’re up to off the clock: Cooking, watching episode after episode of soapy TV with friends, listening to music, thrifting, leisurely wandering around the grocery store

Pronouns: she, her, hers


Helen Meigs

Volunteer Coordinator

  • Hometown: Portland, OR
  • Current Residence: Portland, OR
  • Been at SCRAP since: September 2023
  • SCRAP expertise: Saying "oooo I want to try that" when hearing about a cool project!
  • Favorite store item(s): interesting fabric scraps and collage materials
  • Favorite creative reuse project: making something witchy with found objects
  • What they’re up to off the clock: reading, dunking in cold streams, backyard lounging

Pronouns: she, her, hers 



Donations Coordinator

  • Hometown: Phelan, CA
  • Current Residence: Portland, OR
  • Been at SCRAP since: May 2023
  • SCRAP expertise: Making up songs about incoming donation items, problem solving tricky craft problems, the audacity to figure out how to DIY anything.
  • Favorite store items: Fabric scraps, those random samples of keychain bits.
  • Favorite creative reuse project: Anything involving paper and glass bottles.
  • What they’re up to off the clock: Exploring Oregon, Marble hunting, reading, making theater and short films, cuddling her cat and dog.

Pronouns: she, her, hers; they, them



Reuse Specialist

  • Hometown: Cleveland, OH  
  • Current Residence: Portland, OR  
  • Been at SCRAP since: February 2019 
  • SCRAP expertise: Finding things among the chaos, memorizing prices, fawning over cute fabrics, and talking all day   
  • Favorite store items: Nice jars, vintage stuff, weird things, buttons, trim and sparkly stuff. 
  • Favorite creative reuse project: Knitting needle crowns 
  • What they’re up to off the clock:  Watchin  t.v,  loving my pets, sewing, cooking, sleeping and trying to figure out what to do with all the stuff i brought home from SCRAP.



Reuse Specialist

  • Hometown: Corvallis, OR 
  • Current Residence: Portland, OR  
  • Been at SCRAP since: August 2018
  • SCRAP expertise: Abolishing go-outs, organizing chaos, and makin' cute doodles for signs   
  • Favorite store items: Mostly-empty sketchbooks, weird lil toys, tiny tins, anything cute or creepy! 
  • Favorite creative reuse project: Drawing & painting on re-use surfaces (tub lids, CDs, etc), making jewelry out of weird metal bits, collaging everything ever onto pieces of old, abandoned foam core
  • What they’re up to off the clock: Drawing on everything, blasting music, having hours of existential thoughts, and skating around the city semi-adequately

Pronouns: he, him, his 



Reuse Specialist

  • Hometown: Salt Lake City, UT 
  • Current Residence: Portland, OR  
  • Been at SCRAP since: November 2021
  • SCRAP expertise: Being the muscle, managing donations, running the register
  • Favorite store items: Yarn! 
  • Favorite creative reuse project: Using wool that would otherwise be wasted
  • What they’re up to off the clock: Starting an eco-friend yarn mill, writing poetry, caring for my angora rabbits, and doing acroyoga!

Pronouns: they, them, theirs 



Reuse Specialist

  • Hometown: Jamestown, NY
  • Current Residence: Portland, OR
  • Been at SCRAP since: May 2022
  • SCRAP expertise: Organizing chaos, making signs, & getting inspired by your art projects.
  • Favorite store items: Fabric, acrylic paints, other people’s photos, odd instrument parts, costume supplies, & googly eyes.
  • Favorite creative reuse project: Collages!
  • What they’re up to off the clock: Painting outside, boogieing to live music, listening to a podcasts, admiring Portland’s plant life on walks, & cuddling my perfect cat.

Pronouns: they, them, theirs 



Donations Specialist

  • Hometown: Doraville, GA
  • Current Residence: Portland, OR
  • Been at SCRAP since: Nov 2022
  • SCRAP expertise: Finding buried treasure. Getting donations from door to floor. Organizing all the little fidly bits.
  • Favorite store items: Metal, giant barrels full of anything.
  • Favorite creative reuse project: Glass jar terrariums with nature crafts and miniatures.
  • What they’re up to off the clock: Home organizing, MIG welding, reading, watching TV cooking competitions, hanging out with family, trying to keep my dog from eating all the things.

Pronouns: she, her, hers 



Education Specialist

  • Hometown: Harrison Township, MI
  • Current Residence: Portland, OR
  • Been at SCRAP since: March 2023
  • SCRAP expertise: Scraping (hah, get it!) the Edu. Studio together, obscure object identification (results not guaranteed), getting enthusiastic about old sewing machines, convincing you, YES YOU, that you can make something, and resident Birthday Craft Concierge.
  • Favorite store items:  Vintage notions and sewing packaging, that perfect bit of wood or cork I need, and just a bit of fabric - never a whole yard!
  • Favorite creative reuse project: Scrap beasts! Little creatures made from corks and whatever you might find in your junk drawer (or scrap store!
  • What they’re up to off the clock: Making soft sculpture crochet friends from bits I get at SCRAP, walking everywhere all the time, dabbling in Animation, and being maybe TOO organized?

Pronouns: she, her, hers



Reuse Specialist

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  • Hometown: 
  • Current Residence: Portland, OR
  • Been at SCRAP since: June 2023
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  • Hometown: Mariana Trench, Pacific Ocean 
  • Current Residence: Portland, OR  
  • Been at SCRAP since: December, 2016
  • SCRAP expertise: Convincing people to donate bags, appearing in photos   
  • Favorite store items: Sequins, roses, the Davey Jones’ Locker bin 
  • Favorite creative reuse project: skull decorating, treasure map making 
  • What they’re up to off the clock: Singing shanties, swabbing the deck, walking the plank, haunting taverns and reuse centers, not being for sale


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